24-6 (that’s "minus")

Lunds and Byerlys will no longer be open 24 hours. I’ll be the first to say, crap. It’s like Perkins locking up before bars close. The stores will now close at midnight (St. Cloud will close at 11. Sorry Huskies).

Many a late night I have strolled through Lunds’ automatic doors at Penn and Crosstown, adjusted to the obscenely bright lights (at least at 1 a.m. they’re pretty indecent), and began my shopping. Those times will be missed.

Lund Food Holdings says the move isn’t being made for cost savings and no jobs will be lost.

Thanks to the Strib for this info. LundsandByerlys.com has no press release up yet.

8 Comments so far

  1. Erica M (unregistered) on February 7th, 2008 @ 10:25 am

    After midnight is the best time to shop. Stuff has been restocked, and there’s no one in the store.


  2. noodleman (unregistered) on February 7th, 2008 @ 11:42 am

    Both the Lund’s and Byerly’s I frequent have already had midnight closing hours for the past year. In fact, the downtown Mpls Lunds has never been open 24-hrs AFAIK since it opened last year. The St. Paul Byerly’s cut back their operating hours sometime last year. On the other hand, there’s rarely something I need at midnight that can’t also be found at Cub in the middle of the night.


  3. Justin (unregistered) on February 7th, 2008 @ 12:15 pm

    Noodleman has good points (and good designs-I checked out his page). I can definitely hit up Cub, and it’s even closer. But what if I want to drunk shop in class???


  4. Stephanie (unregistered) on February 7th, 2008 @ 2:50 pm

    You can always drunk shop at Kowalski’s. At least the one on Grand Ave. in St. Paul is always open.


  5. Justin (unregistered) on February 7th, 2008 @ 2:56 pm

    My closes Kowalski’s is literally two blocks from my house, and they close at 11 (something that really bugs me even on sober nights). But classiness does prevail at the big K, if not downright elitism (is that a word? nobody knows).


  6. Justin (unregistered) on February 7th, 2008 @ 2:57 pm

    My closest Kowalski’s is literally two blocks from my house, and they close at 11 (something that really bugs me even on sober nights). But classiness does prevail at the big K, if not downright elitism (is that a word? nobody knows).


  7. Justin (unregistered) on February 7th, 2008 @ 2:59 pm

    and i double post on my own comments section. Very classy.


  8. anonymous (unregistered) on February 7th, 2008 @ 6:29 pm

    Normally I’m not out much late at night, but recently, after a Christmas-season Friday-night party that stretched beyond midnight, on my drive home I stopped at the Edina Lunds, around 1:30 a.m. I went up and down most of the aisles, and didn’t encounter any other customers.

    The many fellows re-stocking the shelves had full and empty boxes strewn all over the place, blocking almost every aisle; so obviously they were used to expecting that almost no customers would be coming into the store at that time of night. They seemed kind of annoyed that I was getting in THEIR way. When I was ready for the check-out line, one of them had to stop what he was doing with re-stocking and move to the register.

    So, definitely not the sort of shopping experience Lunds/Byerly’s aims to be known for.



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